tonguelike
adjective see tongue I

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  • tonguelike — adjective Resembling a tongue or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • tonguelike — adjective resembling a tongue in form or function • Similar to: ↑tongued * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: tongue (I) + like : resembling a tongue especially in elongated form or in function * * * tongueˈlike adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • rock glacier — a mass of rock resembling a valley glacier that moves or is moved down a slope by its own weight or by the action of frost and interstitial ice. [1900 05] * * * Tonguelike body of coarse rock fragments, found above the timberline on mountains,… …   Universalium

  • -lae — Lingula Lin gu*la (l[i^][ng] g[ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. { l[ae]} (l[i^][ng] g[ u]*l[=e]). [L., a little tongue.] 1. (Anat.) A tonguelike process or part. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lingula — Lin gu*la (l[i^][ng] g[ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. { l[ae]} (l[i^][ng] g[ u]*l[=e]). [L., a little tongue.] 1. (Anat.) A tonguelike process or part. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lingula flags — Lingula Lin gu*la (l[i^][ng] g[ u]*l[.a]), n.; pl. { l[ae]} (l[i^][ng] g[ u]*l[=e]). [L., a little tongue.] 1. (Anat.) A tonguelike process or part. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tongue — I. noun Etymology: Middle English tunge, from Old English; akin to Old High German zunga tongue, Latin lingua Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Megalograptus — Temporal range: Ordovician …   Wikipedia

  • agnathan — /ag neuh theuhn/, n. 1. any member of the vertebrate class Agnatha. adj. 2. agnathous. [AGNATH(A) + AN] * * * ▪ fish Introduction   any member of the group of primitive, jawless fishes (fish) that includes the lampreys (lamprey) (order… …   Universalium

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